I am bipolar and a recovering anorexic made fat by both side effects of bipolar medication, and a damaged thyroid caused by Lithium. Living single and alone, its not only a challenge to cook for one, but it’s a daily battle to eat a nutritious, balanced diet. Or even just to eat at all. I transition between starvation, comfort and binge eating. Everything to extreme, and nothing balanced. This is my weekly journal documenting my eating patterns, moods and thoughts. An attempt to keep account of my successes and failures with food.
Another nourishing week. Cooked most nights, and ate leftovers the rest. Something I’ve noticed is I take better care of myself when single. Its made me realise how much of myself I ‘lose’ when in a relationship. The other person becomes the sole focus of my attention and I don’t make myself my own priority. I’m grateful for this realisation. Should a future relationship come along, I will be more aware of the use of my time.